Saturday, December 11, 2010
Brief Thoughts on Regret
This whole "I've got no regrets" line is such crap. When did it become such a bad thing to have regrets? There are many moments in my life that I regret. Yes, I learned valuable things from those moments/actions I know regret, but I wish that valuable life lesson could have come at a lower emotional cost. I do not think it is healthy to spend anything more than a few brief moments here and there ruminating on things you regret, but I also don't think people need to beat themselves of trying to convince the world that if they could do it again, they'd do everything exactly the same. In fact, if you were given the chance to do everything over again, and did everything as you did it before, I would say that you didn't actually learn anything from those moments that you claim not to regret because of the invaluable life lesson you gleaned. It's okay to regret, as long as you understand that regret is only past tense.